Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie features more than 20 new works, including a new large-scale silhouette painting; watercolor portraits of plants collected during his travels across the state of Texas; and trompe l’oeil clay and bronze sculptures of wildflowers.
Re/Framed gives visitors to the Carter a new way to look at the Carter’s collection. Several times a year, artwork will be rotated allowing guests to see the works through a different lens.
As part of the Carter's outdoor sculpture program, Elizabeth Turk’s The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction comprises vertical sound sculptures of bird species that are endangered or extinct. Each work is a sculptural visualization of the call of a bird that has reached, or surpassed, a tipping point.
This site-specific commission from sculptor Leonardo Drew will explore the interconnectedness of sculptural pieces that Drew calls “planets” with hundreds of smaller objects in the gallery.
Darryl Lauster’s Testament, a bronze obelisk, asks the viewer to be a critical reader of information and to look at the function of text in different contexts. Combining pop culture references with quotes from U.S. foundational documents, Testament questions what we know about our nation’s history and promises.
The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. We’re regularly changing out these works, so each time you visit, you know you’ll encounter something you haven’t seen before.